Science Market Update

UCSD Researchers Receive $5M to Study Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by Emily Olson on Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine were recently awarded two Type 1 Diabetes Special Statutory Funding Program grants from the NIH, totaling more than $5 million in research funding.

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Online Game from UCB Lets Public Help Advance Alzheimer’s Research

Posted by Emily Olson on Fri, Oct 28, 2016

The Human Computation Institute, in collaboration with UC Berkeley and other institutions, has developed a new game called Stall Catchers that will allow the public to directly contribute to research for a cure to Alzheimer's disease. In the online game, participants will view movies of real blood vessels in mouse brains and search for any clogged capillaries, or stalls. Capillary stalls, where blood is no longer flowing, are thought to be a key cause of Alzheimer's disease.

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Texas A&M Gains Research Funding to Study Post-Traumatic Epilepsy

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is the leading cause of disability among U.S. military personnel and veterans. What’s more, 50% of people with TBI develop spontaneous seizures. If the seizures become recurrent then the condition qualifies as Post-Traumatic Epilepsy, PTE. Now thanks to a 3 year, $750,000 research grant from the Department of Defense and the Army, researchers at Texas A&M will conduct a study on TBI to uncover the molecular and epigenetic mechanism of PTE.

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USC Receives $21.7M Research Grant to Study Epilepsy

Posted by Emily Olson on Wed, Oct 19, 2016

The Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at the University of Southern California recently received a $21.7 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health to study epilepsy. Epilepsy is currently incurable, and the research team supported by the recent NIH grant will work toward finding a cure and developing treatments to prevent the condition. 

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UC Davis Receives Over $3M in Cancer Research Funding

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Oct 17, 2016

UC Davis Professor Kit Lam has been awarded two separate federal grants to further his cancer research. The first grant is from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. This 4-year, $2 million grant will fund research on the use of targeted nanotheraputics against oral cancer. The second grant is from the National Cancer Institute. This 3-year, $1.2 million research grant will be used to explore new technology for functional imaging in living cells.

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UCSF Investigators Receive 7 NIH Research Grants

Posted by Emily Olson on Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Seven UC San Francisco researchers have been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health to fund innovative endeavors in biomedical research. The highly competitive awards include the Pioneer Award, the New Innovator Award and the Early Independence Award.

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University of Arizona Study Finds Climate Change May Threaten Food Supply

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, Oct 07, 2016

A study by University of Arizona ecologists explored how global warming could jeopardize our food supply. In their report, Alice Cang and John Wiens, professor at UA’s Department of Evolutionary Biology, conclude that grasses across the globe may be unable to keep pace with climate change. This will put some of the world's most critical food sources such as wheat, corn, and rice in danger.

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UCSF Receives $24M from NSF for New Research Center

Posted by Emily Olson on Wed, Oct 05, 2016

The National Science Foundation has awarded $24 million to create the Center for Cellular Construction; a new bioengineering center based at UC San Francisco. The cutting edge interdisciplinary center will transform the field of cell biology by bringing together cell biologists, engineers, physicists, and computer scientists to create machines made out of living cells. 

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Tags: UCSF, UCSF Mission Bay, University of California San Francisco, University of California, California, Southwest Region, New research center, Research Funding, NSF award

UCSD Professor Receives $1.5 Million Research Grant

Posted by Emily Olson on Mon, Oct 03, 2016

Dr. Gürol Süel, a Molecular Biology professor at the University of California San Diego, has been named a HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholar by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This prestigious distinction includes a $1.5 million award to support Süel's research study on how bacterial cells use electrical signals to communicate with each other.

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USC Receives $3.3M to Improve Treatment of a Common Birth Defect

Posted by Emily Olson on Fri, Sep 23, 2016

The $3.3M research grant, given to a team of researchers at the University of Southern California, will support a project that will lead to improved treatment of craniosynostosis. Craniosynostosis is a birth defect that occurs in roughly one out of every 2,500 live births and in severe cases can lead to developmental delays, hearing loss, blindness, and even death. 

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